ref: iHw Apr 8-May 5 2006 THE PENZANCE ART GALLERY Turneresque





The spirit of J.M.W. Turner in contemporary modern British painting is currently on view at The Penzance Art Gallery, 1 East Terrace, Penzance Cornwall, TR18 5HU.


International gallery artists and entrepreneurs Melanie Anne Camp and Vaughan Warren are celebrating J.M.W. Turner’s triumphant exhibition at Tate St. Ives by placing the lessons in paint inherent in Turner’s work and continuing the debate through the context and juxtaposition of Turner’s engravings of the South Coast and their journey through paint in response.


An illuminating use of watercolours and oils contrasts vividly with the reappraisal of some of J.M.W. Turner’s more traditional images (St. Michael’s Mount and The Fighting Temeraire) executed in acrylics; a medium unknown to Turner.


The proposition that by understanding Turner’s Universal approach to mediums (one type informing another) painting moves ever forward to encompassing the idea of J.M.W. Turner’s relevance to contemporary fine artists.


Patrick Heron said of painting, “The only way forward for painting is to find new ways to fragment the pictures surface…and the way to find that is through colour”.


The Future of Painting is on show at The Penzance Art Gallery, until 5th May and will become a fixture on the PZAG calendar for other painters to explore. 

The Penzance Art Gallery, 1 East Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2TD 01736 332999 contact